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ERIC Number: EJ911205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1741-1432
Learning to Be Leaders in Higher Education: What Helps or Hinders Women's Advancement as Leaders in Universities
Airini; Collings, Sunny; Conner, Lindsey; McPherson, Kathryn; Midson, Brenda; Wilson, Cheryl
Educational Management Administration & Leadership, v39 n1 p44-62 Jan 2011
This article examines 110 reported incidents from an online survey of 26 women from each of the eight universities in New Zealand. They responded to questions asking them to describe times when work and non-work situations have helped or hindered their advancement in university leadership roles. Five key themes, incorporating a range of factors, emerged as making a difference to advancement as leaders. These themes are: work relationships; university environment; invisible rules; proactivity; and personal circumstances. This research is part of the L-SHIP (Leadership- Supporting Higher Intent & Practice) project and has two main aims. First, to identify factors in universities that help and hinder women's advancement as leaders, as reported by women; second, to provide useful evidence to underpin the development of programmes supporting women's advancement in university leadership roles. This research is a first step in the development of the L-SHIP Toolkit for good practice in leadership development in higher education. (Contains 8 notes and 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand